Dr Charlotte Crofts

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons) (University of Manchester), PhD (University of Manchester), MA Film and TV (University of Bristol)
  • Position:Associate Professor Filmmaking
  • Department:ACE - Film and Journalism
  • Telephone:+4411732 84324
  • Email:Charlotte.Crofts@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I'm Associate Professor Filmmaking, Department of Arts, College of Art, Technology and Environment, teaching on BA (Hons) Filmmaking (@UWE_Film), MSc Sustainable Development and leading the BAFTA Albert Educational Partnership for Sustainable Filmmaking.

I'm a filmmaker and creative producer working across film, locative-media and festival curation. I initiated and am on the steering committee of Bristol City of Film, UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which formed the basis of an Impact Case Study for REF2021. As director of the Cary Comes Home Festival, I explore screen heritage, fan practices and cinematic tourism, including the Looking For Archie Walking tour, which I am developing into an ArcGIS Storymap. I've created various location-based apps including Curzon Memories App, Lost Cinemas of Castle Park App and written about the transition from 35mm film to digital exhibition, which informed an Impact Case Study for REF2014. I co-founded the international Angela Carter Society, designed the Get Angela Carter website, raising awareness about Carter's Bristol connections. I've published on Carter, adaptation, textual translation and Japan and developed a feature-length screenplay adaptation of Angela Carter's 'Flesh and the Mirror' about Carter's experiences in 1960s Japan, with the support of the BFI Development Fund.

I am Editor-in-Chief of Screenworks, the online peer-reviewed journal of screen media practice research (@screenworksorg) and editor of Open Screens. I was Vice-chair of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), inaugurated the BAFTSS Practice Research Award and founded the BAFTSS Practice Research SIG. I am an active member of Digital Cultures Research Centre, a resident the Pervasive Media Studio and co-convene the Moving Image Research group (MIRG). I developed the strategy for the submission of UWE's Practice Research Portfolios to REF21 and was a member of REF21 Main Panel D as an Output Assessor for SP33 and an Input Assessor for SP34.


Area of expertise

Screen heritage; cinema cultures; festival curating; Cary Grant; Bristol; cinema mapping; app development; apparatus theory; locative and pervasive media; sound in film; filmmaking; adaptation; Angela Carter, screen media practice as research; sustainable filmmaking and access. See Publications.


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